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Camagroga

Camagroga
Alfonso Amador
International Competition 2020
Documentary Film
Spain
2019
111 minutes
Catalan,
Spanish
subtitles: 
English

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Alfonso Amador
Xavier Crespo
Alfonso Amador
Xavier Crespo
Xavier Crespo
Alfonso Amador
Alfonso Amador
Sergi Dies
Jorge Salvà
José Serrador
Carles Dènia
Pep Gimeno
Miquel Gil

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The Huerta Valenciana is a unique cultural landscape of fields and plantations. For generations this region, mainly planted with perennially rotating crops of tigernuts, artichokes and onions, was regarded as the vegetable garden of Spain. “Camagroga” is a filmic elegy about peasant pride and how it is inscribed in the physiognomies, gestures and postures of the people behind these agricultural products.

Tardor, as autumn is called in the Valencian regional language, is the season when the tigernut straw is burned on the fields to make the winter harvest of the nut-sized bulbs easier. Antonio Ramon and his daughter Inma run a farm of just under four hectares north of Valencia – hardly a profitable size nowadays. And yet they apply a surfeit of care and traditional knowledge to their products, seemingly following the impulses of their vegetative nerve system rather than a deliberate programme. Ever since their fields were also identified as prime real estate in the development plan of the expanding provincial capital, however, they have known that the battle zone has already reached their barn door.
Ralph Eue
Nominated for Prize of the Interreligious Jury, FIPRESCI Prize
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Intervening Nature
Rural vs. Urban
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In Ictu Oculi

Begiak hesteko artean
Jorge Moneo Quintana
International Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
Spain
2020
15 minutes
Spanish,
Basque
subtitles: 
English

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Jorge Moneo Quintana
Jorge Moneo Quintana
Jorge Moneo Quintana
Jorge Moneo Quintana
Jorge Moneo Quintana
Jorge Moneo Quintana
Jorge Moneo Quintana
Jorge Moneo Quintana
Benito Macías Cantón

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In the blink of an eye – as the film is titled – 66 years pass by, seven centuries of stone crumble and a savings bank replaces a church. In six and two half chapters, Jorge Moneo Quintana succeeds in a feat of archival work, montage and sound design. The organic merging of images that show the site’s transformation submerge the audience into a pleasantly sober reflection on the beauty and sadness of decay.

Kim Busch
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
State of the World
Sense and Being
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Makarìa

Makarìa
Giulia Attanasio
International Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
Italy,
Spain
2020
35 minutes
Italian
subtitles: 
English

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Giulia Attanasio
Dario Ferraro
Gianni Rizzuto
Giulia Attanasio
Giulia Attanasio
Stefania Bona
Dario Ferraro
Giulia Attanasio
Fabio Punzi
Davide Balistreri
Manuel Peluso
Jitter
Daina Dieva

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Enza, in her early twenties, is a singer and seeker studying the rhythms of life in Salento. She breathes music, collects old folksongs and thus connects the people, the present and the past. Rooted in Tarantism and in the tradition of the healers she uses singing as a means to fight alienation. Her portrait is a cinematic legacy vibrating with intensity. It reveals the thin line walked by those who refuse to be satisfied with relative freedom.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann
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Small Worlds, Big People
Sense and Being
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Redistribution and Having a Say
Rural vs. Urban
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Me

Yo
Begoña Arostegui
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2020
Animated Film
Spain
2020
13 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
English

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Begoña Arostegui
Fernando Franco
Ismael Martín
Cristina Moreno
Fernando Franco
Fernando Franco
Nacho Arenas
Maite Arroitajauregi

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As a happily married manager of a department store, everything in the protagonist’s life is peaceful and orderly. But on his customary walk through the park one Sunday, he is suddenly confused by a sign marked with just one word: “Park”. The disturbance is so great that his everyday routine is thrown into chaos. Freely adapted from a story by Arthur Schnitzler.

Annina Wettstein
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Small Worlds, Big People
Sense and Being
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Kids DOK 2020
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Souvenir Paloma Canonica, Cristina Vilches Estella
Father and daughter climb up high, glide through water, travel over land, fly through the air and into space. A film about collecting souvenirs.
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Souvenir

Souvenir
Paloma Canonica, Cristina Vilches Estella
Kids DOK 2020
Animated Film
Spain,
Switzerland
2020
14 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Paloma Canonica
Cristina Vilches Estella
Cristina Vilches Estella
Paloma Canonica
Vanesa Toca
Cristina Vilches Estella
Sofía Oriana Infante
Cristina Vilches Estella
Eric Martín Álvarez
Paloma Canonica
Cristina Vilches Estella
Cristina Vilches Estella
Alicia Bayona Casas
Paloma Canonica
Alicia Bayona Casas
Cristina Vilches Estella
Paloma Canonica
Vanesa Toca

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The day begins for father and daughter. They climb beyond their treehouse, glide over and under water, cross blooming landscapes, travel through the air and fly on into space. By ship, bicycle, balloon or on foot. A film about travelling, collecting souvenirs in passing and the question of what’s left at the end of a life.

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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Competition for the Audience Award 2020
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The Painting Andrés Sanz Vicente
Are we looking at a painting or is it looking back at us? Velázquez’s larger-than-life painting “Las Meninas” sparks captivating digressions about curiosity and penetrating gazes.
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The Painting

El cuadro
Andrés Sanz Vicente
Competition for the Audience Award 2020
Documentary Film
Spain
2019
107 minutes
English,
Spanish
subtitles: 
German

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Andrés Sanz Vicente
Antonio Gómez-Olea
Ismael Martín
Ismael Martín
Javier Ruiz Gómez
Andrés Sanz Vicente
Andrés Sanz Vicente
Andrés Sanz Vicente
Micky López
Santiago Rapallo

It has been said that the baroque artist Diego Velázquez didn’t paint figures, but the air and light between them. And one could say about this film that it is not Velázquez’s larger-than-life painting “Las Meninas” that is the subject, but the penetrating gaze with which it looks back at his viewers. Among the many clever minds that discuss the artist and the intricate structure of this painting’s composition, it is curiosity itself that somnambulates here.

“Paintings aren’t movies, they’re paintings”, insists art critic and historian Svetlana Alpers. She’s right, of course – and then again, she isn’t. She’s one of the renowned talking heads interrogated by director Andrés Sanz Vicente to solve a crime. But who or what actually died? Perhaps our ability to see, as Alpers claims? For around 400 years, Diego Velázquez’ painting has been exposed to the eyes of its public, the analyses of its scientifically advanced critics who have racked their brains over who on the canvas enters through which door and why. “The Painting” is a continuation of this painting-eye-encounter with the means of cinema. The air and the light between the concrete thing and its passionately glowing aura are captured. In this, but only in this, a painting can be a movie after all.
Sylvia Görke
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Sense and Being
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Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2020
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The Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy Uwe Brunner, Bettina Katja Lange, Joan Soler-Adillon
Walk-in archive, time capsule and storage for the collective memory of a state of emergency: globally collected snapshots of self-isolation and quarantine.
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The Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy

The Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy
Uwe Brunner, Bettina Katja Lange, Joan Soler-Adillon
Extended Reality 2020
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Austria,
Germany,
Spain
2020
10 minutes
English

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Uwe Brunner
Bettina Katja Lange
Joan Soler-Adillon
Bettina Katja Lange
Bettina Katja Lange

Covid-19 has made quarantine and self-isolation the everyday experience for many. This project, developed at the CPH:LAB, invites people to scan their most personal places and moments. The resulting VR experience is a walk-in archive and time capsule, the collective memory of a state of emergency which also preserves forgotten virtues like deceleration and the spirit of discovery.

Lars Rummel